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At VMworld: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Survey Respondents Have SSDs Deployed, Plan To Add More Within A Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VMworld – A survey of 136 attendees at VMworld 2012 confirms that solid-state drive (SSD) adoption will increase at a rapid pace over the next year, while SSDs are no longer seen as luxury items to provide a competitive advantage. SSD technology is now seen as a must-have, with survey respondents focusing on higher IOs per second (IOPS) and faster response times as the key reasons to adopt the technology.

STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) solutions, today released the results of that survey, conducted onsite during the VMworld 2012 global conference for virtualization and cloud computing. According to those survey results, few companies see implementing SSDs as a means of developing a competitive edge.

The survey revealed:
  • 62% have SSDs deployed in their data centers
  • 63% plan to add more SSDs within one year
  • Just 5% believe SSDs provide a competitive advantage, while 60% cite higher IOPS and faster response time
  • 56% say that less than 50% of their business-critical applications are supported by SSDs

"These survey results reflect the belief that next-generation applications across industries require enterprise SSDs with consistent, real-world performance so that companies can achieve higher IOPS and faster response times," said Jim Ting, vice president of product marketing, STEC. "This supports what we hear from customers about the benefits of STEC's solutions for enterprise storage."

The survey was conducted throughout the first day of VMworld 2012, among a cross-section of attendees whose professions range from end-users to enterprise-system managers to chief information officers. VMworld is regarded as the industry's largest virtualization-specific event.

For the duration of VMworld in San Francisco, STEC is demonstrating its wide range of SSD products at the company's booth, #2113. For interviews with STEC executives, call Paul Doherty, Voce Communications, at (510) 552-5909.

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